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Throwing the caps

December graduation celebrated at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University's Parramatta South campus will be awash with colour as graduands don cap, gown and colourful hood and make the transition from dedicated student to proud University alumni, as part of December graduation.


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Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold AC

Professor Peter Shergold AC reappointed as Chancellor of Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Shergold AC will continue as the University’s Chancellor until 31 December 2022.

Ministerial announcement for the new Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Education

New Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Education a major boost for agriculture and STEM education in NSW

Western Sydney University has welcomed the NSW Government’s plans to establish a new Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Education at the University’s Hawkesbury campus.

Sod turning event at CSU

First sod turned on Joint Program in Medicine’s Academic and Research Hub in Orange

The first sod has been turned on the Academic and Research Hub which will be the centrepiece of Charles Sturt University’s School of Rural Medicine in Orange.

Western Sydney University appoints new Dean of Engineering

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Michail (Mike) Kagioglou as the inaugural Dean of the new School of Engineering.


Research success

Family holding hands

Revolutionary approach to adoption unveiled at Parliament House

In an Australian first, Adopt Change and Western Sydney University will unveil a joint research report at Parliament House in Canberra which considers the views of people with a lived experience of adoption and out-of-home care.


First western Sydney microclimate maps reveal extent of heat variation in region

Researchers from Western Sydney University have found communities in western Sydney experience extreme heat more frequently according to new microclimate mapping.




Expert opinion

Smashing it out for good mental health

Many of us have fun memories of music, but these musical experiences might not have transformed our lives or made us want to play music outside the classroom.


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The government wants to privatise visa processing. Who will be held accountable when something goes wrong?

The Department of Home Affairs has begun taking steps to outsource its visa processing to private service providers. This move has sparked an important national debate.




Awards and appointments

Western Sydney University appoints new Dean of Engineering

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Michail (Mike) Kagioglou as the inaugural Dean of the new School of Engineering.


Western Sydney University success in prestigious New Colombo Plan Program

Western Sydney University students will study and live in Taiwan, Nepal and the Republic of Korea next year after receiving prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarships.